Mindfulness is the practice of grounding yourself in the here and now, observing your body and your environment without evaluation or judgment. The goal is to simply be aware of your sensations, your feelings, and your thoughts. Mindfulness can be used to calm yourself down from an anxiety spiral or panic attack, or to push
Anxiety disorders are by far the most common mental health disorders that affect people all around the world. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) states that 30% of adults will face anxiety at some point in their lifetime. Anxiety is an umbrella term for several different anxiety disorders, including: Agoraphobia Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Panic disorder
You can become anxious about external situations — such as a stressful day at work, an upcoming date, or a competition you’ve entered into. When you become stressed or anxious, however, it sets off a chemical reaction in your nervous system. Ever wondered how your stress hormones and anxiety impact your body? Let’s dive into
When people think of perinatal mood disorders, most only know about postpartum depression (PPD). But there are many other perinatal mood disorders: anxiety, OCD, birth trauma, PTSD, bipolar mood disorders and/or postpartum psychosis. Some conditions may even start during the pregnancy. In today’s blog, let’s break down the different perinatal mood disorders in order to
It is officially the start of Pride Month, which means celebrating the diverse sexual orientations and gender identities of people all across the country. The LGBTQ+ community is made up of people who identify as Lesbian (L), Gay (G), Bisexual (B), Trans (T), Queer (Q), or other sexual orientations and gender identities such as asexual,
We all know the feeling- your stomach tightens, you feel sick, your hands start to shake, and your thoughts are racing. Anxiety is far from a rare human occurrence. In fact, anxiety disorders are the most common mental health issue in the United States, with nearly 20% of adults experiencing it within the last year.